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Fall Color Décor in Fair-Weather Locales

Fall is here and that means many of us will experience a pretty dramatic shift in Nature’s palette, from greens and bright, flowery colors to the ruddy, flushed hues of fall foliage. Vermonters might appreciate it more than most. This annual transformation is an economic boon as visitors – affectionately dubbed “leaf peepers” – flood into the area and the waters of Lake Champlain via cruise ship to catch a glimpse of the rusty rainbow of colors that paint the hills of the Green Mountain State. But, what about people who don’t live in places where fall colors flourish? Are the denizens of South Florida beholden to décor limitations created by awesome year-round weather? Of course not! Geography may determine foliage, but it doesn’t have to dictate style. So, if you don’t have the leaves – don't be afraid to improvise. <strong>Use Fall Produce   </strong> One seasonal décor trick is to use fall produce provided by grocers that might not otherwise be available from local gardens. Use pumpkins and squash to capture some of the yellows oranges and purples that palm trees are more reluctant to display. You can even spruce up (wink, wink) the arrangement with a few pine cones, which are usually available in any location thanks to the ubiquity of coniferous trees. <strong>Try Fall-Color Accents</strong> Some coastal or tropic communities have very dominant color schemes that seem to repel the very idea of fall color, but you can still make it work. Oranges and yellows can be paired nicely with whites and blues if done thoughtfully and modestly. Table runners, <a title="Window Treatments" href="http://www.atgstores.com/blinds-window-treatments_1577.html" target="_blank">window treatments</a>, throws and <a title="Decorative Pillows" href="http://www.atgstores.com/decorative-pillows_793.html" target="_blank">decorative pillows</a> are all good ways to add fall spice without spoiling the sauce of the beachside vibe. <strong>Remember Warm Tones</strong> When people think of fall they usually think of oranges, yellows, reds and the tones in between those colors, but rich browns and even darker shades are also part of the spectrum. You can use that to your advantage in spaces that are dominated by lighter hues with wood pieces. Small features like <a title="Decorative Bowls" href="http://www.atgstores.com/decorative-bowls_2338.html" target="_blank">decorative bowls</a>, candleholders and the like are good, but bolder, suggestively seasonal pieces like wooden centerpieces filled with fall foliage can work well, too. <a title="ATG Stores Homepage" href="http://www.atgstores.com/" target="_blank">ATGStores.com</a> would like to ask coastal dwellers how they decorate for fall when seasonal colors elude them.
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